Friday, February 22, 2008

The Jeff Pulver Blog: A Look at Jeff Pulver's "Breakfasts Across America:"

Thanks very much to Jeff Pulver for cross-posting our MediaBullseye story about his social media breakfasts. It's posted at The Jeff Pulver Blog: A Look at Jeff Pulver's "Breakfasts Across America:"

Very social of you, Jeff! Thanks for the link love.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

LOB Podcast #35: An Evening of New Media Myth Busting Panel Discussion at Rowan University Co-Sponsored by PRSA/Philadelphia

This podcast features a seminar recorded live at Rowan Hall, Rowan University, Glassboro, Gloucester County, New Jersey, on February 13, 2008.

Download the podcast here (147 mb stereo MP3 file, 01:47:26 duration).
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The panel, "An Evening of New Media Myth Busting," was sponsored jointly by Rowan University's Advertising/Public Relations Department, the Rowan Ad Club, the Rowan PRSSA, and the Philadelphia Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.

Panelists are:

Adam Roberts
Director, Media Services
Digitas Health

Katy Thorbahn
Senior Vice President
General Manager
Philadelphia Office, Avenue A|Razorfish

Chris Lukach
Account Manager/Co-Owner
Anne Klein Communications Group LLC

Alan Levy
Co-Founder and CEO

Edward H. Moore, APR
Associate Professor, Public Relations and Advertising
Rowan University

Moderator: Kevin Pitts, Vice President, Advertising, Circulation, and Marketing, Philadelphia Business Journal (at lectern, far right, below).

More photos here.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Are you sure no one called to reserve a table? What about email?

Monday February 11 was supposed to be a big fundraiser in New York for Democratic Congressional candidates. The New York Observer reported that House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and Democratic Caucus Chairman Rahm Emanuel were supposed to be guests of honor at the Yale Club for the event.

But the room may have been emptier than they hoped. At the end of the Observer report linked above, contact information for luncheon organizers so that prospective sponsors can open their checkbook for $25,000 tables and other opportunities reads as follows:


For more information or to RSVP, please call Marcia Dickstein Sudolsky (xxx) xxx-xxxx

Or via e-mail at xxxxxxx@xxxxx

I thought ICANN voted against the xxx domains?

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Photo from Jeff Pulver social Media Breakfast in Princeton 2/5/08. More photos @ Flickr

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Sunday, February 03, 2008

LOBP#34: Jeff Pulver Social Media Breakfast, Philadelphia

This podcast features a report on the breakfast for social media devotees hosted by Jeff Pulver in Philadelphia on January 31, 2008. Steve attended along with about 50 other social media users including bloggers, podcasters, videobloggers, web designers and others.

Steve interviewing Jeff Pulver

More photos at Steve's Flickr site

Download the podcast here (17.4 mb stereo MP3 file, 00:12:42 duration).

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Times story on Wounded Marine Retraining is new twist on old story - My Uncle Retrained Wounded Vets after WWII

Today's New York Times has a wonderful story on a program to teach Marines wounded in Iraq a useful skill in the photographic, video, or film industries.

It's inspiring and the concept of helping veterans who have made such great sacrifices of body and soul should absolutely receve significant support from all corners of society.

We do, however, need to look back to the post-WW II era and realize that this is not the first time the private sector has reached out to veterans whose bodies have been damaged by war.

When my mother's family owned Dorn & Kirschner Music in Newark, my Uncle Fred Kirschner started the Eastern School of Musical Instrument Repair in the business and became one of several small private programs that trained wounded World War II and Korean War veterans to become musical instrument repair technicians.

Lars Kirmser wrote about the programs in an effort to establish a certification program. Miller's Saxophone Shop in North Haledon NJ wears its founder's certification by Uncle Freddie as a badge of honor.

And you can be certain that the Marines being schooled in the visual arts in this new program will always, always remember the new opportunity they are being given.

If anyone has photos from the Dorn & Kirschner days in Newark, please drop us a comment on the blog. We would love to start archiving any photos that still exist.